Trip Planner: South Pacific / Australia / Northern Territory / Litchfield National Park / Magnetic Termite Mounds
Jutting skywards in a wide open swathe like giant headstones at an odd cemetery, Magnetic Termite Mounds form one of the most impressive and surreal sights at the heart of the Litchfield National Park. The towering 2 m (6.6 ft) mounds--made of saliva, sand, and termite feces--are aligned with the path of the sun in order to keep their busy little residents cool inside. Learn more facts about these intriguing bio-structures unique to Northern Australia at the information shelter. Follow the boardwalks to get close to the mounds. Use our Litchfield National Park trip builder app to arrange your visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds and other attractions in Litchfield National Park.
Tours to Magnetic Termite Mounds
$146 BOOK WITH VIATOR Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole
Duration: 12 hours
Magnetic Termite Mounds reviews
This would be the first Litchfield journey if you're coming from Batchelor or Darwin. It's worth spending a quick 10-15 mins to observe these termite mounds at reasonably close distance. The carpark..... more »
Pretty spectacular. Have visited this place for more than 20 times I think. Very easy to access. While visiting other popular destinations of Litchfield national park, you can just spend about 15-30..... more »
This was an amazing experience seeing these unique ant hill constructions. Our guide was very informative and explained the different types of ants and their hills as well as their diets habits and building techniques.
Really cool. Public restrooms were available and clean. You can easily listen in on guided tours while you are here.
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